Taking a look at guest line-up from the world of comics
By Brittney MacDonald, Life & Style Editor
Comic artists and writers may not be as recognizable as TV and film stars, but their followings can be just as fanatical. With that in mind, Fan Expo Vancouver has already announced many of their featured guests from the world of comic books and graphic novels!
At the tippy top of their line-up, we have John Beatty and Tom Grummett.
Beatty is an inker who has been in the industry since 1980. He has worked for both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and has had a stake in many classic titles, such as Captain America, Punisher, and Secret Wars—but he is best known for his work in Venom: The Madness.
Grummett is a Canadian penciller that has worked for both Marvel and DC, as well as working within a subsidiary of Image Comics. He received an Inkpot Award in 2015, an honor given to exemplary contributors to the field of comic books and related pop culture areas, by Comic-Con International. His works are extensive, and include such fan favourites as Power Company, Robin, Batman: Brotherhood of the Bat, Secret Origins, Superman: The Man of Tomorrow, Infinity-Man and the Forever People, JLA, Teen Titans, Section Zero, Avengers Academy, Chaos War: Dead Avengers, Generation X, New Exiles, Uncanny X-Men, and X-Men Forever.
Joining them we have Pat Broderick, the artist behind Batman: Year Three—one of my personal favourite works. It is the origin story of the relationship between Batman/Bruce Wayne and Tim Drake, the third Robin. His other notable works include Swamp Thing (another personal favourite), Doom 2099, and Micronauts.
Even though this is just a sampling of the many creators, writers, and artists that will be available for you to meet at Fan Expo Vancouver this year, hopefully it is enough to pique your interest. I know it’s gotten me super hyped.
As a side note, since the publication of the last article, four more voice actor guests have been announced from the world of video games. Charlet Chung, the voice behind D.Va from Overwatch, and Jennifer Hale, who has voiced many video game character through the years, such as the female Commander Shepard in Mass Effect, will be adding some much needed feminine flare. They will be joined by Troy Baker and Nolan North, legendary voice actors who both extended their talents towards the Uncharted franchise.